About Canine Tutors and Ashley Starling

Puppy and dog training classes throughout the Bay Area and San Jose, CA

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Canine Tutors provides applicable and effective dog training classes for dog owners throughout the San Jose and Bay Area. From private sessions to group classes, we evaluate your dog’s needs and create a custom plan tailored for success.

Each class is about 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on if it’s a one-on-one or group setting. This gives you plenty of time to ask as many questions you would like and to learn from our professional trainers.

How Canine Tutors’
Dog Training


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to you
Our dog trainers come to you, either at your home or local quiet park in metro San Jose. We want to meet you and your dog in their natural environments. Meeting in well-known areas helps your dog feel more relaxed and act like their normal selves. Seeing your dog’s natural behavior helps the trainer identify problem areas.

It won’t be long until you have a well-socialized and trained dog. Imagine being able to take them along for any errand or being relaxed when guests come to home as your dog kindly greets them.



Besides private training sessions, you and your dog can join any of our group obedience classes. This challenges them to pay attention to your commands in areas of distraction.

These types of classes also give your dog a chance to be social and around other dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds. If you are concerned about any aggressive tendencies or “size jealousy,” tell Ashley, and he’ll help you find the right group for you and your dog to join.



We want you to have 24/7 access to our training methods. You get exclusive access to our digital recaps, so you can refresh on-the-go, on any device. This is free to you for the life of your dog.


social club
You and your dog get a free membership to the Canine Tutors Social Club. This is a community where you pay less to get more – more private training sessions, more opportunities to join group obedience classes, and exclusive access and special pricing for any new services.

To learn more about the dog and puppy training techniques or classes available through Canine Tutors, contact us today. We can help you set up a free demo class or schedule you a private dog training session!

Meet Our Master Dog Behaviorist – Ashley Starling

Master Dog Behaviorist – Ashley Starling

Ashley Starling has been fascinated by dogs and their relationship with humans since he was a little boy. Since 2007, he has been successfully training dogs and helping owners to better understand their pets. Ashley will show you how to communicate with your dog properly so that you can take your dog pretty much everywhere you go both on and off the leash.

Age, size, and breed do not matter as he matches the training styles specifically to your dog’s temperament. What sets his methods apart from other local dog trainers is his willingness to come to you for private, in-home dog or puppy training sessions.

Ashley has an array of other interests besides training dogs. He is intrigued by tiny houses and simple living which have inspired him to reside in a 22-foot 1969 Ford school bus. This allows him to bring his dog obedience and puppy training expertise right to your door. Want to know more about Ashley? Follow him on Instagram (@caninetutors)!